May 9, 2017
Boston (Parent Port): Enjoying Time with Friends and Family
As we arrived in port, we spotted a crowd of friends and family waiving anxiously from the quay. With great restraint, the students managed to contain their excitement...
Apr 16, 2017
Museums and Monuments in Washington D.C.
Two American Pilots came onboard at the mouth of Chesapeake Bay and sailed with us on our 24-hour journey down the largest estuary in the United States. After a day...
Mar 28, 2017
Sights, Hikes and Waterfalls in Puerto Rico
The Sorlandet was moored near the lively and charming region of Old San Juan. This is where we spent most of our shore leave strolling down the streets lined by brightly...
Mar 11, 2017
Surprise Port: Our One Day Stay in Dominica
The students were woken up in the morning to the announcement that we were preparing to anchor at a surprise port! In disbelief, they made their way on deck where,...
Mar 4, 2017
Experiencing Beautiful Brazil
Arrival day in Fortaleza, Brazil was hectic and challenging; After spending most of the day trying to get the ship stable and safely secure along the quay, which...
Feb 5, 2017
Saint Helena – Experiencing the Wonders of a Remote Island
We spotted land as the sun was rising, reflecting the pink sky on the glossy black cliffs that rise out of the ocean and on the ships sails pulling us toward our...
Feb 1, 2017
Landscapes and Learning in Namibia
Our first view of Namibia as we sailed toward Walvis Bay already gave us a sense of the unique landscape of this country. We could see the vast desert transform into...
Jan 17, 2017
Reunions and Resolutions in Cape Town
As we approached Cape Town’s Waterfront, we could see the students’ parents, siblings, and other loved ones lined up along the quay anxiously awaiting the ship....
Jan 9, 2017
A Wild Learning Experience in KwaZulu Natal, South Africa
KwaZulu Natal is as exotic as it sounds. After coming alongside in Durban we left the ship for what would promise to be the experience of a lifetime.
Dec 15, 2016
Making Memories in Mauritius
Mauritius is probably most known as being the former home of the extinct dodo bird. Much of the tourism on the island seems to focus on this famous extinct creature...
Dec 6, 2016
The Maldives: Many Islands, Many Perspectives
Our time spent in the Maldives consisted of mostly shore leave so everyone’s experiences varied. One sentiment that seemed fairly consistent however was the culture...